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After years of searching, I finally acquired a full set of USMC gear as used during the 1914 occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. These have been listed as the 1912 Uniform Regulations or M1904/08 Gear. It consists of the following:

 

-M1907 USMC Cartidge Belt with Eagle and Anchor Snap (Mills)

-M1912 USMC Suspenders (Mills) (1914 Date)

-M1904/08 USMC Haversack that attaches to the belt (Phila. Depot) (1912 Marked)

-M1904/08 USMC Blanket Bag (Phila. Depot) (1912 Marked)

-M1910 USMC Canteen with Eagle and Anchor Snap (Not marked but I think Depot Made)

-M1912 USMC First Aid Pouch (Not marked but I think Depot Made)

 

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Marching Order:

 

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Super stuff! Semper Fi ! Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Just curious, how long did it take you to acquire all the pieces?

 

Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk

 

 


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Nice stuff! Very rare to find USMC gear from this era, I have a few bits but it's hard to get enough to do a display.

 

Cheers,

-Steve

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